JOHN R. HASERICK, M.D.; ROLAND LONG
Biologic false-positive serologic tests for syphilis have frequently been observed in patients with all types of lupus erythematosus.1-6 The time relationship between the development of these serologic alterations and the onset of clinical manifestations of lupus erythematosus is unknown. We have been unable to find reports of cases in which false-positive tests for syphilis were observed prior to the clinical manifestations of lupus erythematosus (L. E.).
The purpose of this communication is to report five cases in which false-positive serologic tests for syphilis were observed before the onset of clinical manifestations of systemic (positive plasma L. E. test7, 11) lupus
HASERICK JR, LONG R. SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PRECEDED BY FALSE-POSITIVE SEROLOGIC TESTS FOR SYPHILIS: PRESENTATION OF FIVE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:559–565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-559
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):559-565.
Infectious Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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